India to Nepal

Legal instruments for Cross- Border trade and Transit Transport
by Road

1. BilateralTrade Agreement with:

  •  Nepal – India TransitTreaty, 2006
  •  Trade andTransitTreaty between Nepal and China.
  •  Nepal Bangladesh TransitTreaty, 1976
  •  Transit right of LDC related UN conventions 1980, 1991 and 2001
  •  Trade andTransit right as managed in Law of Sea 1958, 1982
  •  WTO, BIMSTEC,SAFTA (Nepal’s bilateral Trade Agreement
     between 17 countries and Nepal’s accession to the WTO, April,
  •  BIPPA agreement concluded with 10 countries including India
  •  DoubleTaxation Avoidance Agreement (TAA) with India

2. SAARC Agreement on Mutual Administrative Assistance inCustoms Matters

3.Trade Corridors and Transport linkages

  • Roads along South to North sides-
    ◦ Raxaul(India)- Birgunj (Nepal)- Hetaunda- Narayanghat- Kathmandu-Tatopani
    (China Border) AH42
  •  Kathmandu- Galchhi- Rasuwagadhi- Kerung
     Mahendra highway
  •  1027 km from Kakarbhitta border to Mahendranagar border (AH2)
  • Missing link at the west Mahendranagar (Nepal)- Banabasa (India).
  • Poor conditioned road in East side Phoolbari